SOFTWARE: Sees 50% revenue growth, hiring 100 this year
Working in 100 degrees below zero in the Antarctic decades ago taught Mavenlink Inc. Chief Executive Ray Grainger how to be adaptable.
Fourth-largest OC; 375 employees … 35+ years PwC … clients BlackRock, Barclays Wealth, Charles Schwab … board CSUF Mihaylo (see Morteza Rahmatian) … backs Women Investing in Security and Education … can’t miss: ‘date night with wife Mary Kay!’ … jobs: scooping ice cream at Friendly’s; selling suits, Montgomery Ward, shoes at Kmart, books at Walden Books … would meet George Washington, Ben Franklin
Irvine-based data analytics company Alteryx Inc. has bought Feature Labs, a machine learning and artificial intelligence software firm launched from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
115-year-old Mitchell & Ness Eyes Expansion, Women’s Line
Nostalgia may be in the name of Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co., but the executive team isn’t resting on history.
Co-founded Tilly's Inc. youth fashion retailer (see Hezy Shaked) … still serves in client relations … stepping back at retailer—$577M revenue, $481M market cap—to focus on Tilly's … year-long program in high schools, teaching kids to ‘build confidence, inspire compassion’ … work includes emotional intelligence, mindfulness … Levine, Shaked, part of shareholder group that sold $117M shares in 2018
REAL ESTATE: Burnham Ward has community in mind
Burnham Ward Properties is crafting its legacy, one local community at a time.
Founded IT management, consulting firm 2001 … ‘we can do it better’ … ex-CIO Ace Hardware online … firm one of OC’s fastest-growing midsize private cos., 45% two-year growth to $93M annual sales … 500+ employees … backed by Vinny Smith (see entry) … roots for Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets … first job: ‘loading clay pigeons at my dad’s skeet/trap range in Wyoming’ … first car: Datsun B210
Ex-Irvine Co. head, community development … launched consulting, development firm 2016 … helped on 2017 bid to bring Amazon HQ2 to OC … leading $100M private campaign for homeless housing (see Paul Leon) … Santa Ana mayor before Miguel Pulido … Business Journal Person of the Year in Real Estate, post-recession 2010
An affiliate of Blackstone Group in New York will buy a controlling stake in family resorts company Minnesota-based Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.
Major U.S. indexes tumbled more than 2% during midday trading in the second day of sharp declines following a grim manufacturing report.
Litigator in insurance, personal injury, business … born in former Czechoslovakia; lived in Switzerland, Spain … USC bachelor’s, philosophy, English, history, and JD … First job: ‘handbill canvasser for carpet cleaning co.’ at 14 … First car: 1979 Toyota Camry … roots for Ducks (see Henry Samueli) … would like to meet Vaclev Havel … wife, Jessica; six kids
“We stand by our findings and conclusions,” Crowdstrike told the Business Journal last week, as the 8-year-old cybersecurity firm, founded in Irvine, got caught up in political intrigue that’s led to an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
Irvine Co.’s Fashion Island and Tustin Marketplace were among the shopping centers listed on fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 Inc.’s store closure list Tuesday, according to bankruptcy filings.
Orange County automakers had two less selling days in September, as most capped the month with sales declines.
Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. said it brought back Eigo Konya, tapping him to be the Foothill Ranch-based company’s president and chief executive officer.
Long Beach Airport traffic decreased 7.2% year-over-year in August to 325,100 passengers.
REAL ESTATE: Huge loan frees up $500M+ cash
Igor Olenicoff, Orange County’s second-wealthiest resident, is on the lookout for real estate acquisitions here and in other markets.
Commercial property investor, developer with friends in high places … sometimes buys in ventures with billionaire Monster Beverage Co. entrepreneurs Rod Sacks, Hilton Schlosberg (see entries) … overall Greenlaw portfolio 5M SF … recently selling industrial … wants to build apartments near Outlets at Orange, 4- diamond hotel near Disneyland … sold Triangle retail center 2017
Outdoor retailer Kathmandu Holdings Ltd. said Monday it plans to buy Australian surf brand Rip Curl Group Pty Ltd.
Hong Kong-based LT Commercial Real Estate Ltd. has quietly sold a nearly 14-acre parcel next to Angel Stadium, where an LA Live-type, mixed-used development was planned, the Business Journal has learned.
Costa Mesa restaurant services provider Avanti Restaurant Solutions named Gary Coburn chief operating officer.
Irvine retailer Tilly’s Inc. said Monday it hired Tricia D. Smith to be its head merchant.